Science Museum of Minnesota

Museums & History

The Twin Cities are home to top-notch museums for all interests and ages. The Science Museum of Minnesota is a must-visit for families (they also host super fun 21+ events!). The Minnesota History Center, SeaLife Minnesota Aquarium, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum are also beloved family-friendly museums.


The Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a renowned museum of contemporary art and home to the iconic Spoon & Cherry. The Minneapolis Institute of Art has free admission! Always. You can also explore Minnesota’s Scandinavian heritage at the American-Swedish Institute (plus, their restaurant was rated ‘best lunch in Minnesota’ by the Star Tribune. Swedish meatballs anyone?) 

It’s all within easy reach of Minneapolis Northwest. 

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American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute is a museum, historic home, and cultural center offering tours of the landmark 1908 Turnblad Mansion, special exhibits, family activities and events that connect people to…

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Artistry Theater and Visual Arts

Since the 1950s, Bloomington's theater program engages the best directors, choreographers, designers and other theater artists in the region. Artistry produces seven productions per season, including dramas and…

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Bell Museum of Natural History

The Bell Museum is Minnesota's official natural history museum and has been preserving and celebrating the state for over 146 years. The museum's new home on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus features…

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Brave New Workshop Theatre

Since 1958, the Brave New Workshop has been creating audacious, hilarious, and thought-provoking original comedy, improv, and satire in Minneapolis – longer than any other theatre in the U.S. Come out and…

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California Building

Welcome to the California Building, one of the first studio buildings in Northeast Minneapolis. The building has a long commitment to the arts, community and arts sustainability in the area. Building owners,…

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Casket Arts Community

The Casket Arts Community houses three of the newest renovated factory buildings in Minneapolis, plus the Franconia in the City Sculpture Park. The three historic structures - the Casket Arts Building, the…

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is the nation's largest Equity (professional status) dinner theatre company featuring three stages under one roof. It is also Minnesota's only year-round musical theatre. Dinner & Show…

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Children’s Theatre Company

For more than 50 years, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) has created exciting theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities. The first theatre for young people to win…

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Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine is a fun, fresh idea that appeals to everyone. Whether you want to create your own gifts, are looking for a unique party idea or just want to escape the stress of modern living, step into Color Me…

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Fitzgerald Theater

The Fitzgerald Theater is St. Paul's Oldest Theater and home for A Prairie Home Companion. The theater has, over the years, played host to Broadway musicals, vaudeville shows, film festivals, and concerts of all sorts.

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Foshay Museum & Observation Deck

The Foshay Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Twin Cities. Visit the museum to uncover the remarkable story behind this unique skyscraper and its eccentric creator. And view the city from the…

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Guthrie Theater

Enjoy traditional and non-traditional shows and events throughout the year at the Guthrie Theater. When the Guthrie opened its new home in 2006, it was hailed "a 21st century dream factory" by Time magazine. Yet…

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